Oh my gosh! I have to write this quickly because I’m about to go down for my transplant. I was called around 18:45.
The liver I will receive is from a young donor. It’s a DBD donor (Brain stem death) which is the best kind. I’m in good hands and the surgeon performing the surgery has been known to be one of the best.
My family (mum and dad) are here with me now. I’ve got my stockings and gown on. Bloods have been taken, ECG, Chest X Ray, urine sample has all been taken.
I’m actually pretty calm but I guess that’s because I’ve been waiting for so long for this.
Surgery will take 8-10 hrs. It is due to commence at 1am. After surgery, I’ll be transferred to ITU and woken after 24hrs. I’ll do my best to write a blog as soon as I feel strong enough to.
Wish me luck!!!
Best birthday present ever. 😄